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Augusta Cosmetology receives Salvation Army volunteer award

by: Virginia College

Instructor Barbara Lynch, student Shakilyah Green, and recent Cosmetology graduate Brandy Gordon recently accepted a Salvation Army Volunteer Appreciation Award on behalf of the Cosmetology Program at Virginia College in Augusta.

The award was given for the school's help in providing free haircuts in 2015. Virginia College Cosmetology volunteers provide as many as 28 free haircuts for the organization each week. That's over 1,200 haircuts per year!

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Mom and Daughter Duo Attend Virginia College Cosmetology Program in Pensacola

by: Virginia College

Maegan Arduini and Alaina Brown are mother and daughter who share a passion for cosmetology. Maegan was a stay-at-home mom with a high school diploma and limited work experience who put off a career in cosmetology to focus on raising her family, including her daughter Alaina.

Now a grandmother to Alaina's two children, Maegan has put her longtime desire to work in the beauty field at the forefront. Her daughter Alaina, a former violin teacher turned stay-at-home mother herself, also decided to follow her passion and pursue a career in cosmetology.

Together, they attend the Cosmetology Program at Virginia College in Pensacola.

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3 Easy Updo Hairstyles You Can Do at Home

by: Virginia College

When you have a special occasion or just want to try something different with your hair, an updo can be a great option. But between work, school, family, and your long to-do list, you may not have the time or know where to start. Virginia College Cosmetology students love to help people look and feel their best, and have selected three updo styles you can do yourself at home.

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Virginia College Volunteers and Culinary Arts Students Prepare Meal for 100 at Brother Bryan Mission

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On Dec. 2, corporate Virginia College volunteers Tanya Hollins and Angela Payne accompanied National Dean of Culinary and Hospitality Programs Antony Osborne and Culinary Arts faculty and students to Brother Bryan Mission. The Brother Bryan Mission is the oldest rescue mission in Birmingham, Alabama, and serves homeless and impoverished men in the community.

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